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 May 21st, 2010  
St. Lucie County Sheriff Mascara's golf tournament donates $50,600 to Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranches
St. Lucie County Sheriff Ken J. Mascara's 24th annual Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranches Golf Tournament May 8 raised $50,600 to benefit the state's displaced and troubled youth.

"I want to thank the 112 golfers who participated in the tournament at the Santa Lucia River Club at Ballantrae, the golf tournament organizing committee, the club itself and our sponsors for making it possible to raise this money for such a worthy cause," Sheriff Mascara said. "The state of the economy made it particularly heart-warming that we were able to achieve this level of financial support.

"The Florida Sheriffs Association created the Youth Ranches in the 1950s to give the displaced children of the State of Florida a start in life with the proper educational and emotional support," Sheriff Mascara said. "More than half a century later, the generosity of the people of Florida sustains this statewide network of facilities, incorporated as a charitable, tax-exempt organization. Donations are tax deductible."

Since the first Sheriff's golf tournament here in 1986 to benefit the Youth Ranches, the tournaments have raised almost $694,000.

The Sheriff also thanked the tournament's major sponsors: Aramark, GTL, the Frances Langford Foundation and Seacoast National Bank.

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